LSU Football: Tigers could steal elite RB out of Mississippi

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Could LSU football go into Mississippi and steal one of the nation’s top-rated recruits?

The Tigers are certainly hoping they can.

2022 four-star running back Branson Robinson is an elite recruit who is rated by Rivals as the top running back in the country.

Robinson, 5-foot-11/218 lbs from Madison, MS (Germantown), revealed his top five schools this week and he included LSU, along with Georgia, Clemson, Alabama, and Tennessee.

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Unsurprisingly, Robinson isn’t close to making a decision.

That’s because the elite running back wants to take some visits before committing.

The NCAA recruiting dead period currently runs through May 31 (recruiting has been shut down since the COVID-19 pandemic started over a year ago). The hope is that visits will be allowed to resume in June, but it’s unclear at this point if that will be the case.

LSU is pushing hard for Robinson. Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron is in constant communication with the Mississippi native.

“I talk to Coach O more than any other coaches there,” said Robinson to Rivals this week. “We’re just building a relationship with Coach O and that’s the biggest thing. Also, LSU was one of my favorite college football teams to watch growing up.”

“Coach O is a high-energy guy and he has a very unique voice…it just shows you how much LSU is interested in me by being recruited by the main man.”

LSU has some tough competition for Robinson — Nick Saban, Dabo Swinney, and Kirby Smart will absolutely be working the phones in hopes of landing the talented running back.

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But Coach O is one of the best recruiters in the country. It wouldn’t be a shock to see the Tigers steal Robinson out of Mississippi — especially considering he grew up an LSU fan.